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amountedly killed by the regime showing russia unyielding support of assad appears to be cracking ever so slightly to bring renewed talks of some deal to move assad out. the downward psychoto war is grave concern to israeli leaders who fear most the regime chemical weapons falling in the hands of hezbollah or jihadist. today, reliable london-based newspaper reported the israeli prime minister flew to jordan for a secret meeting with the king to discuss options of how to deal with the chemical weapons. doug? >> doug: leland vittert in jerusalem. thank you. deadly christmas day storms that dumped snow on the nation's midsection and unleashed tornadoes in the south making the move to the northeast to mean flight dela delays and flight conditions for post holiday travelers. mike tobin is following the story today. >> the death toll of wicked holiday weather passed six from travelers braving the wind and ice. nowhere hit harder than indiana where the storm dumped 18 inches of snow. >> the storm stretches to engler and generated blizzard warning for the southern state. all the people who made i
. the suspect claims the victim was the aggressor in that. well, it is official. russia has banned american families from adopting russian children. we knew it was coming and apparently it is is in retaliation. the russian government is angry because the u.s. is drawing attention to its human rights violations. now, the u.s. state department firing back with an appeal on behalf of the little children already matched with parents waiting to come to the united states. and a lot of you are hoping this week's monster snow storm might help ease the nation's crip bling drought. but now business owners say they may have to resort to backup plans. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carryin
to do legos ? >> including this one-time disabled orphan from russia. this 21-year-old came to the united states when he was 15 and made incredible strides. a famous poet in his homeland when he was just 12, this ut grad now has prosthetic legs and can now walk. better yet, he has a family. >> i know how much my life has changed. >> the united nations children fund unicef estimate there are 740,000 orphans in russia and historically more of russia's orphans have gone to america over any other country. our thanks to melissa cutler from kdfw in dallas for that story. >>> this is the fox report. it is the bottom of the hour now and time for the top of the news. last minute back and forth negotiations are happening at this hour behind closed doors on capitol hill. a live look as top senate leaders try to find a solution to the fiscal cliff. and it looks like they are not planning to take a break anytime soon. for more on what may be going on inside the capitol tonight, we are joined by fox senior producer. before the commercial, chad, i was saying you had new developments. tell
that we have right now to help get him out and to get him away from this is russia. russia stood up and told him to stop the chemical weapon issue, and he backed off. now that he's at it again, i think russia needs to stand up and hopefully they will. it's also good to hear that some of the arab countries are trying to find a way to get him out. you know, we don't know whether or not he's lost his mind, that he's scared, that we just don't know what's going to happen, but this could be a leverage for him to find a way to get out and to find a way to take his family somewhere in the world. >> greta: there's always the problem even if he goes, if he gets aasylu siel some place, whs going to take over and secure the chemical weapons. that's always been israel's fear. if assad fallless, who takes over? >> that's what we do, find the chem and biological weapons. syria was a more sophisticated country than libya, but we know what happened in libya. i've had conversations with numerous americans from syria, a lot of people, doctors and people who have connections in their families that are
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children were shot and killed by gunman adam lanza that day. russia playing politics. putting their kids at risk. their orphans at risk. president vladimir putin has banned americans from adopting russian children. the move reportedly is in response to human rights violations handed down by president obama earlier this year -- earlier this month rather. putin's new law destroying the dreams of many american families currently in the process of adopting, including this. >> they were already our family. we already had their names. we were already decorating their room. it's really. [crying] >> are you crying? it? >> is so disturbing, this story. 1,000 russian children were adopted by americans last year. children are disabled. not wanted by anybody else in russia. living in orphanages. not available for adoption. a the love these families have gotten really close to the adoption. set everything up and can't go pick up the kids. horrible. anyway, a maryland pizza delivery man fights off a group of attackers. his reward? a demotion. >> he sucker punched me. my glasses flew off. i dropped the
push to end the bloody war in syria. russia's foreign minister and the u.n. envoy, for syria are meeting today and both are calling for a a long-sd piece initiative that calls for a transitional government leading to elections. this meeting coming as new violence erupts between government and rebel forces. that violence has left dozens dead. in fact so far the death toll, it was at 40,000 and it now supposedly topped 45,000. but we are having a meeting this weekend between that u.n. envoy for syria and russia's foreign minister. they will be discussing this plan for a transitional government and we're going to talk more about that right now with fox news military analyst general jack keane, a four-star general and former vice chief of staff of the army. thank you for joining us, general. >> good to be here, patti ann. patti ann: back in june the world powers in geneva came up with this proposal for a unity government. both the assad regime and the opposition rejected it because it would involve the two sides sharing power. now they want to revive the plan but is it desirable?
is nodding. jim, part of his statement was wrong. ask the people of scotland, norway or russia whether these kind of things happen only in america. >> right, look, there are four clusters of ways to think about these issues in terms of policy prescriptions, one is guns which we'll spend the rest of the year, 2013 talking about. the other is mental health which will be some interest one the culture of video games and so on and the fourth one, david brooks brought town his credit is the copy cat issue. after columbine, there was a mean in the media, don't mention their names and give no credit and notoriety. after virginia tech in 2007 the american psychological association says it's a mistake and harmful to mention this killer's name and copycats. that idea of not mentioning the killer disappeared in a frenzy to get every last detail about the guy. at wayne laperriere said, you can see the next copy cat making his plans now based on the notoriety this young man in connecticut received. >> jon: judy, you're one who applauds the concept of gun control. do you think the media made this tur
or russia. u.n. secretary general was asked about the asylum question today he did not seem to favor the idea. listen. >> the united nations must not allow any impunity whoever commits gross violation of human rights must be held accountable and should be brought to justice. >> that sentiment was echoed by officials at the u.s. state department who said there has to be, quote: accountability. the counter argument to that is that perhaps anything that gets assad out of syria and stops the slaughter of civilians might be worth thinking about, harris. >> some people may be wondering what happens if in fact assad does go. we still haven't seen united opposition of all those rebels to replace him. >> we certainly have not seen anything like a united opposition. the rebels say that he they are seeking more of a unified political leadership but it is hard to come by because there are so many groups involved in pposition movement from secular democrats who began this simply as a way to gain more democracy in syria to hard line islamist and even al qaeda groups. one of those hard line groups
be expected on saturday. >> thank you very much. >>> american families adopt hundreds of children from russia each year. today a new sign the russian government could soon ban all of those adoptions entirely. russia's president vladimir putin weighing in on the matter today. what his decision could mean for the children waiting to join families right here in the united states. >>> and the latest on the condition of former president george h.w. bush after his spokesperson confirmed "a series of setbacks" have put the president in the intensive care unit. we are live outside the hospital. stay close. >>> family and friends now visiting the former president george h.w. bush who is hospitalized in houston, texas. doctors moved president bush to the intensive care unit after a series of setbacks including a fever and cough that were not going away. the president is the oldest live willing former leader of our nation at age 88. but today in his e-mail to his staff he suggested the president is not on his death bed. he said "president bush would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the
of state hillary clinton held a news conference. keep in mind, russia here, really, resisted the efforts to speed the departure of the syrian leader al assad. so jill, do we know, was syria's chemical weapons, was that discussed here in this conversation between the secretary of state and the foreign minister of russia? >> reporter: well, yes. initially. there are actually two meetings between secretary clinton and the foreign minister. and you know, russia actually does -- this is one area where they do agree. russia is very much opposed to any type of use of chemical weapons and in fact secretary clinton thanked him for speaking about that which she did in brussels just yesterday, talking about that. although, brooke, you know, you have to say that the russians next breath say that they have raised that issue, in fact, with bashar al assad. the president of syria. and he assures them that there's no use intended and it is not a problem and, so, you kind of have two messages coming from the russians but you would have to say they're very much opposed to that and a lot of concern. >> so
clinton met yesterday with the foreign minister from russia and conor powell is live on the story for us in the middle east bureau in jerusalem. are they starting to shift what has been a very strong alliance away from syria? >> reporter: well, martha, russia along with iran have been the biggest backers of the assad regime. russia sent weapons to the syrian government. they protected the syrian government in the u.n. that does appear it could be changing. secretary of state hillary clinton met with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov yesterday in dublin and officials described it as a good meeting, a positive meeting. there seemed to be a an air of compromise in this meeting. past meetings have been hostile with very negative, with little done. both sides yelling at each other, arguing with each other. according to officials this past meeting seemed to be much more constructive. there seemed to be effort to find common ground. where that will actually lead in terms of ending the violence in syria is still very much unknown, martha. martha: boy, that is what diplomacy is all about and
have been killed, mostly civilians. one reason assad has held on-- he's had the support of russia, but that may be changing. in ireland today, secretary of cline hillary clinton, met with the russian foreign minister. it happened at a meeting of the coganization for security and cooperation in europe, known as the o.s.c.e., and margaret brennan is covering for us tonight. margaret. >> reporter: well, scott, officials familiar with those talks say the russians now think that bashar al-assad may not survive the war, and they want to have influence in syria if his regime falls, or if he loses control of the chemical weapons inside of his country. u.s. officials are particularly concerned that those weapons dould fall into the hands of an al qaeda affiliate active within syria. r: pelley: so what's coming next? >> reporter: well, it's a start to a new round of diplomacy. the russians have refused to meet for months, but this is not nabreakthrough. the russians are signaling they're willing to help with the political transition, but they are still officially supporting haad. secretary
missiles could mean for the larger conflict. alisyn: that is good context. what is russia saying now about the assad regime? >> reporter: yesterday they came out and said, all right, we think there is a possibility president assad would fall. this is one of those things speaking to truth as this russian diplomat did may not exactly jive with the party line. inside baseball here as russia came out today and forcefully gotten behind president assad said, no, no, our diplomat was misquoted. he was saying what the opposition was saying. a little fanciful. there was hope as the humanitarian crisis increases inside syria there are many more hundreds if not thousands of people dying inside syria that russia may be loosening ties to president assad. sadly for the united states and allies we found out that russia is continuing to hold fast with president assad their long time ally and happy to see him kill as many of his own citizens as he would like. alisyn: thanks leland. bill: you think about the last two years of headlines and think about this region how much it dominated the coverage we've had
not there. so evil. nthis happened in southerp russia. and this happened in norway in the island a year ago, and now happened here and we have had school shootings before, but never hitting a 6 year old child 11 times with a rifle. nlook at how columbine scarred us and changed the way schools are guard run and those with teenagers and god help us it was horrible. now take it down to first graders. i ran up town to see my daughter. picture the little children in the little outfits and their lunches and what are they thinking about. there a are thinking about play dates and legos and dolls and christmas. >> they are thinking about christmas and stanta clause and he was going to be here in 10 days. >> imagine, what will christmas be in newtown, connecticut will it always be this memory? it is difficult to report in a sober, somber way because it is it so emotion. it is difficult not to be impressioned and obviously over come with groveand sorrow. >> we'll see you tonight. >> hang tough. >> you, too. n10 o'clock. >> yes. see you then. >> much more tonight from newtown, connecticut. 10 o'clock e
-- russia. >> and a emergency spending package for hurricane sandy sail would through the senate. it faces optician in the house. they face a smaller version . gop leaders appear to be reluctant to movog big spending bills . looks like eye snow i saturday for much. east. they are digging out from a storm that brought a foot to many. we are there with the nor cast. they are expecting more out of the northeast with a new storm system. and this is it 20 inches of snow ins of new york it is it another round it the good news it is forecast to be weaker than the last storm system. we are not expecting to see much snow . the reason why. the actul storm is not as strong . so again. not as much snow this time around . in massachusetts and parts of rhode island, we'll look at significant snow accumulations . we are dealing with a lot of heavy rain . that has since moved off shore. we are see snow shower necessary new york city and snow in portions of upstate new york and across the state of pennsylvania. how much snow are we talking about in the i-95 one-two inches in philadelphia. rain will be mixi
, particularly cuba, ecuador and venezuela. not on the list of places is russia and iran his two biggest military backers. this is all coming as the internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime seems to b to be mounting. rebel fighter are moving closer and closer to damascus. the airport outside of damascus is closed. this has been up and running for the entire time this war has been fought in syria. we are hearing from intelligence sources and opposition groups in syria that rebels are making progress, taking overseer yan military bases all over the country, particularly closer to damascus. and that in the times when the syrian military does in fact try to launch some type of counter attack they often fail. that is according to opposition fighters and opposition groups in syria. so you're seeing a lot more domestic, internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime, and that given with the international pressure we are seeing from clintonent obama ite squeezing the grip of the bashar al-assad's regime's control all over syria, jon. >> reporter: conor powell live in jerusalem. we will have a lot
to end the fighting in syria. her meeting with russia's foreign minister came as rebels intensified the fighting around the capital of damascus. now, speaking for the first time about the meeting, secretary clinton laid out her vision of a syria without president assad. >> the united states stands with the syrian people in insisting that any transition process result in a unifyied, democratic syria in which all citizens are represented; sunni, alawite, christians, kurds, jews, men, women, every syrian must be included in this process for a new and better future. and a future of this kind cannot possibly include assad. heather: secretary clinton also called the meeting a beginning and warning that there's still a lot of hard work ahead. jon? jon: the world is waiting for assad's next move. if intelligence reports are correct, he already has ordered his military to prepare chemical weapons. those, we can only presume, would be used against his own people. recent rebel victories seem to give him more incentive to use such weapons, so what can we expect if he does? how do we react, and
of resolution to this war in syria that has lasted nearly two years long. russia a big supporter of the bashar al-assad, the russian foreign minister met with secretary clinton in bu dublin. she felt the meeting upbeat thinking there may be a come proeu myself in th compromise in the future. right now there is nothing concrete and syrians continue to die. >> reporter: with every step forward the opposition makes in syria it raises concerns that a cornered president bashar al-assad could be more likely to use those chemical weapons that are apparently loaded and ready to drop. lieutenant general tom mcnerney is a fox news military analyst and served as vice chief of staff of the united states air force. thanks so much for being here. intelligence reports suggest that bashar al-assad is making moves to putting together and readying these chemical weapons. you'll remember that president obama in august said that he would consider that a red line, and the u.s. would have to get involved if bashar al-assad were to do that. do you think that the u.s. stance is the same today? >> well, i think it is,
ally russia is conceding. president bashar assad is losing control of his country. bomb blast near a school in damascus killed at least 16 people today. it was a domestic suburb. the state news agency says half of them were women and children. government blames terrorists. it's named for rebels. one american killed and three wounded when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle attacked the main military base in southern afghanistan. it came after nightfall at a gate that provides access to military side of the kandahar airfield. back at home, there are serious questions about whether the national labor relations board has lost its way or perhaps embarked on a new course. correspondent doug mckelway on a group that is supposed to be all about fairness. >> the national labor relations board, the federal agency tapped with protecting employees from unfair management or the union practices has become a biased advocate for big labor. that blunt assess in the a report released today by chairmachairman isa. >> they are supposed to be a neutral arbitrator and have a firewall between the judges an
theories and major motion picture drove folks to turn out en masse in mexico, france, russia, britain, serbia, turkey, china and elsewhere. now the big question, since we're still here, what to to do about dinner? it could be end of traumatic stay in mexican jail for former u.s. marine arrested on vacation. correspondent steve harrigan has the story of an effort to get their son home for the holidays. >> john hammer's family goal was to get him home by christmas now. his parents, lawyer and congresswoman all say they expect his release today. >> amen, hallelujah, wonderful early christmas president for the family. the community rallied for john's liberty. >> the 27-year-old former marine is a combat veteran who served in iraq and afghanistan. after treatment for post traumatic stress disorder he and another former marine bought a used winnebago and planned surfing trip through mexico and costa rica. hammer's family maintains he declared the antique rifle he planned to use the hunt birds to custom agents on both sides of the border. he was arrested after entering mexico a taken to the
of crisis. there were constant crisis in the 1950s. in china, russia, berlin, korea and vietnam and ike would bluff with nuclear weapons and he was determined to keep us out of war. >> do you think he was an isolationist? >> no. he believed we had to be in the world and very much for native. the first supreme allied commander and he opposed his own party that had a strong isolationist right wing at the time. >> looking back at eisenhower and we had this conversation off camera, i guess i could say he's the closest person we had to an independent or less partisan, least partisan president ideal origin ly. >> a lot of people didn't know if he was a democrat or republican. both parties asked him to run. in his heart he was more of a republican, but it was useful for him to float above politics. he was a great politician. you don't get to be commander of anything unless you are. >> how much politics there is in the military. >> absolutely. >> you don't get the star for just what you did on the battlefield. >> he was very good at dealing with the giant egos he had to deal with. churchill and
, everyone, russia's vladimir putin, now banning the adoption of russian children by americans as of january 1, even halting the adoptions already in progress dealing an emotional blow to many families including our next guest. robert and kim summers are parents in the process of adopting a russian child and they're afraid they'll never see him again. robert and kim, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> dave: i'm sorry what you're going through and what the russian president is doing is despicable to say the least. you were so close, felt it was a part of your family, tell me how difficult it's been. >> you can't fathom the pain, it feels like losing your child. this is our son and we have spent so many-- so much time waiting to get to this happy point and as a matter of fact, i looked at my husband this morning and said two weeks to go and we'll be in russia holding our son. and now that's so-- we don't know where we're at. >> dave: robert. in terms of the process and in terms of the emotional commitment, tell me how far along you are in this process. >> emotionally we're draine
wintour. that's what they called her. she should be the ambassador to china or russia. that's much better for her. >> she probably thinks you're sarcastic. >> she makes a lot of money for the president. the president obviously did well on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen spiel burg who is ambassador to switzerland, samuel l. jackson, bill maher. go down the list. kobe bryant, what is he going t
agency predicts that the u.s. could overtake saudi arabia and russia as the world's largest oil producer by 2020. much of the current energy boom comes from the increasing use of a process known as hydraulic fracturing or more common name fracking. in which oil and natural gas are extracted by shooting huge quantities of water, sand and chemicals into the ground at high speed to break up shale rock formations. in his state of the union address in january president obama haled the economic benefits warning of potential safety risks. >> we have a supply of natural gas that can last america nearly 100 years. [ applause ] and my administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy. >> although burning natural gas releases only half as much carbon emissions as coal or petroleum many remain concerned about fracking harmful effects on the water supply, air equality and live stock. the cause has found a number of prominent spokes people. >> people understand that fracking is not safe and no matter what the gas and oil industry tells them, they're not willing to leave a to
for a used car dealership in russia? >> and, of course, what hsbc would say, they have a brand new ceo, as you know, and they have changed a lot of their top leadership. he said, you know, we did terrible things here. we're very sorry. he claims they're trying to turn the bank around, that they've made a lot of changes, and this may be one of the reasons that the government didn't -- the u.s. government didn't prosecute hsbc. that's become one of the questions. if they did all these things and you think it was willful in many cases, why weren't they prosecuted? the justice department says they are trying to turn around, and, secondly, they were worried, candidly, if they went ahead and charged hsbc with a crime, it could be a big blow in the global economy. >> pete williams, justice correspondent, thanks so much. >> yes, sir. >> stay with us. the day's "top lines" are coming up. ves you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern
states. they have gotten help from stolen scientific data from russia, they have gotten help from the pakistanis. remember, this is nothing more than a 1960's era soviet rocket on steroids. they built two additional stages to an old russian design. it is not generic but what is important is they can put an object into orbit, and if they can miniaturize the nuclear warhead, they can reach the western part of the united states. doesn't are to be active to the north koreaians, but it's another way that this criminal state can blake mail the west, particularly japan, south korea and the united states into doing their bidding, greta. >> i mean what has caught me by, i don't know if surprise is the right word, but they did this up near the yellow river which is right across from china: i have been there. you can throw a stone across, it's that narrow. the chinese are right there. the chinese had to see this one coming and it's done each in defines of the chinese. >> let's face it, the real thing in this thing is the chinese and they aren't happy about this. but what are their choice ne
.s. families when it takes effect january 1. russia is the third most popular country for americans to adopt behind china and ethiopia. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital today. in a statement his longtime chief of staff urged the to put the harps back in the closet. the former president is 88 years old and has been in the hospital since november 23 for a bad case of bronchitis. he has since suffered a series of complications. >>> the national weather service has issued a new winter storm warning for the eastern half of the country as a new system threatens to cause even more travel headaches throughout the region. this comes after more than 21 inches of snow and rain already fell in the northeast. record snowfall in arkansas has left nearly 200,000 people without power. joining me now is the weather channel's kelly cass. kelly, i'm here in washington, d.c. we are hearing warnings from d.c. to maine. don't drive on saturday. you know, hunker down. what's going to hit the east coast over the weekend? >> it will get messy, that's for
. there is no doubt that the defectses have had a tremendous in pact on the circle. russia is signaling that it would accept a signal. how do you read that? >> the russian position over the course of the last several months has shifted a little bit. you can clearly see by the time of the geneva meeting. the russian government says they are willing to accept a trational government. it is up to the syrian people to decide. it is not up to the u.s. or united nations to decide. they emphasize it must be the syrian people. many ininterpret that that they don't have to stay with the president. they see that as an opening that they would have to have a process that would call for his removal. that is what we heard from the on voy. so long as it is decided on by the people. >> thank you very much for joining us. one of the most beautiful words in the epg lash language graphs coming up. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my
licking itself and bathing itself. i have nod no idea where this took place, what country. in russia. in russia. in a russian animal toy machine. >> you have to wonder how the thing got in there. oh, man. willis, get it. >> it looks comfortable. i'd love to lay in a bunch of stuffed animals and a bed of roses. >>> a fairly new poll out from "60 minutes" and "vani"vanity " fair."" the favorite sitcom of all time. apparently, brought them up here. 7%, arrested development. 14%, cheers. 16% said friend. 20%, the honeymooner. number 1. 22%. seinfeld took the spot. it topped many polls before. as i read here, other shows made the list. the survey directed people to that list of seven sitcoms. weird survey. congratulations to jerry and the gang. >>> now let's talk about food. >> it's national cookie day. >> yes. >> we consume 300 cookies a year. let's consume our yearly intake. we thank insomniac kitchen for sending these to us. real quick, chocolate chip [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on.
not be considering the use of chemical weapons. first, the two masters of the assad regime. iran and russia are against it. the regime of bashir aul awes youred would be taking huge risks if it started threatening the syrian population and surrounding countries with these types of weapons. also, there's a military reason why it would not necessarily make sense for bashir al assad to use chemical weapons. this, by the way, is the kind of analysis i've seen as well in other publications. chemical weapons would be difficult to deploy against a guerrilla force. why? because they fade away when confronted. you have their mixed population as well. when you aim a warhead loaded with chemical weapons at a population, who are you really targeting? it could kill even your own supporters. we have these two main reasons. >> why do you suppose we have other countries -- germany says it's going to send in soldiers to neighboring turkey. why do you suppose there is such anxiety and such fear around that country and the possibility that that could happen? >> well, within the context of what turkey asked na
, russia, china, meeting with foreign ministry officials. japanese prime minister says we strongly call on north korea to refrain, a little bit of backtracking from china today. in their official media they are saying that perhaps the concerns are exaggerated. all this seems to be a chance once again for the new young leader of north korea, kim jong-un to burnish his image. two weeks from today on december 17th, it is the first anniversary of the death of his father kim jong. two days later the votes in japan. one more troubling note, martha, what we're hearing from south korean sources there is a live-fire exercise planned by north korea off its west coast very close to the border with south korea. two years ago when they tried that some shells landed on a south korean island with deadly results. we were there for that too. that could happen as early as this weekend. back to you. martha: so much we don't know there. greg, thank you very much. greg palkot in london. bill: a bit more on north korea's missile program. the concern has long been and united states and frankly other countries
, and russia, agreeing to live under the u.n. rules, which critics say are restrictions. critics say that it is part of a steady drip drip of regulations that will chip away at internet freedom. >> the internet is the network of networks, made up of thousands of networks. all of them are privately managed. it would be crazy to bring back old school telephone regulation and apply that to this vibrant and dynamic network. reporter: in an ideal world, the u.s. wants all internet regulation off the table at this conference. instead, they want the u.n. to focus on services, such as networks that are deregulated. megyn: binky so much. coming up in a stunning development of one of the most high-profile rest of the year. the u.s. open of rest, a woman charged with killing her husband and the charge is suddenly dropped. it turns out the husband may not have been murdered at all. a special guest to walk us through what went wrong in "kelly's court." and while everyone is focused on the so-called fiscal cliff, we have reports that president obama has been working on a climate plan, and lou dobb
york times" is reporting that russia is no longer supporting assad and syria? if that is true what would that mean? >> i'll believe that when i see it. i think the rugs have a lot at stake. they may want to ease assad out of power. but i don't think there is any evidence in the basic russian view that they want a regime that's favorable to their interest and keeps them dominant in syrian affairs. we heard these reports before, they never materialized. bill: we do not know what assad's intentions are, right? >> that's right. bill: is there any history that shows he has used weapons like this or his father against his hen people? >> there are reports that his father used weapons in hamas, and saddam hussein used chemical weapons against the kurds. i think that's where we may be. bill: thank you. something to watch. it went to a whole new level. martha: the i.r.s. is laying out the taxes it will collect to pay for the new healthcare law. did you think the tax code wasn't thick enough, now it has 159 new pages in that manual. bill: grab your handbag. the plum diplomatic post for the wo
for the massacre of his own people. if everything chances around him he's count on russia getting him out and getting asylum in moscow or tehran. and there is a good chance he will get no matter what he does. the question is not whether -- what he gains by using these chemical weapons, these horrific weapons, but why wouldn't he use them. he's fighting for the life of his regime. he does remember the example of qaddafi. and he may want to take revenge on his own people. never under estimate and emotional response. i would give full credit to the idea he may turn chemical weapons on his own people as a last resource and fully expect to get away with it. megyn: we have been showing some of the devastation in syria. i believe that school that was bombed not by the assad regime. both sides guilty of horrific violence and assad has shown very little heart in this whole matter. the torture and murder of children in front of their families and making them watch as their families are murdered. it's hard to believe he wouldn't unleash sarin gas on some of these people. can you talk about that. wou
department with more. >> reporter: the u.n. envoy to the syrian crisis and russia's top diplomat just told reporter no sensation sal decisions came out of it. however, clinton and sergey laugh roof agreed to look for creative ways to work with each oath, blocking proposed resolutions. today did bring a sign that moscow's support for bashar al-asaad may be ebbing. a top russian lawmaker and close ally of vladimir putin was quote with saying we do share the decision the existing government in syria should carry out its functions, but time has shown this task is beyond its strength. >> we hope the rugs will understand the need not only for a political solution which they say they understand, but the importance of applying pressure on the sides to get them there. it's other -- otherwise it won't work. >> reporter: the state department says it sees the action on the ground intensifying in syria, particularly in the capital of damascus. it is said to be fierce fighting between the government and rebel forces on the road to damascus international airport. fox news confirmed syrian technicians mix
government will be hostile towards russia if they don't move quickly. >> exactly right. one day they'll make that calculation and they figure they'll get positive reaction for it because that will be seen as a decisive change in the context. it's a question of when and not if that happens. this has all taken longer than a lot of people thought, but it's still happening. >> wow. >>> let's get to politics here at home and the fiscal cliff. one thing we could probably agree with here, the american people would love to see a deal before new year's day. that's according to a new nbc/"wall street journal" poll. in fact, a majority of both democrats and republicans say they would like their leaders to compromise even if it means giving ground on long-held party positions. >> wow, look at that. >> so you know, at this point, what does anybody have to lose but to come together and make a deal? expectations are in check with respondents equally divided, 48%-48% on whether a deal will actually get done. if there's no agreement, 56% say both sides will be to blame. 24% say it will be the republicans' fa
able to rubber stamp it like the old communist parliament in russia. >> alisyn: that's the talk, they would pass something without reading it? when have we heard that before? >> never. >> alisyn: is he saying we learned our lesson or everybody would agree with that. interesting in the wall street journal, what's going on behind closed doors, between john boehner and president obama. it's unclear how they know this, somebody in the room taking notes and who knows whether it was actually the president or john boehner who sent this information. basically the president made a threat. >> clayton: because he feels emboldened after the election and that's what the wall street journal says and he was basically pretty blurnt with the speak the-- blunt with the speaker at one point mr. boehner says i put up 800 billion dollars on tax revenue on the table. what do i get. you get nothing, i get that for free. goes on from there. >> kelly: and the president says, the deal is the not done, i will blame the republicans during the state of the union address. of course, republicans can't afford
, nearly a third of the market will be north and south america. a third will be europe and russia and africa. and about a third of the market will be asia pacific. and in china's case, to your point, china now has replaced the united states as the largest auto market. the chinese veitremendous respe for history. they know about henry ford and lincoln. so we'll be bringing the first lincoln vehicles to china in 2014. >> alan mulally, ford president and ceo. thank you for coming on. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> now this. an infant left without her parents after an nfl player just snaps. and now as a city mourns, sportscaster bob costas goes off on gun control. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> if syria's chemical weapons are on the move, who's watching them? and where do they end up? >>> plus, as eight more people die in chicago -- >> we walk through a front door that was wide open. you can see the equipment is here. this was defunded by the program because they couldn't figure out what they had done with the money. >> -- cnn investigates the program getting cash to st
there are also, i think, signs that for russia and china, i think they would be prepared, possibly, to look at a way you could manage an outcome of this, so that you get some form of agreement that -- >> provide asylum, we're getting him out -- >> -- but for the rest of the world, such are the consequences of this disintegration are happening, most people look at any reason to get him out, get a new form of democratic constitution in, and then try and stabilize the situation. >> i'm going to make a very sharp turn to talk about something much more joyful, which is the news of the oil baby, whose birth is impending. we know that catherine is in the hospital now. what is the -- what's it like in, in london, in great britain, with this kind of news? people must just be going insane. >> well, you know, britain loves the royal family. so, and people are very happy, very joyful. they're a very popular young couple and this is great news for them. and you know, also, really actually, when the economy is a little tough, and when times are a little tough, this is news that cheers everyone up. >> it'
. >> brian: you think russia and u.s. are in talks? >> yes. and this is something that the president and the republicans in the senate and the congress will not permit. they will not allow, and everybody will be united to prevent this dictator and mass murder prosecutor going forward. >> brian: let's talk about afghanistan. karzai, i watched his comments, i wanted to rip his head through the tv screen j rip his robe off. >> definitely coming to us from terrorism and attacks of the taliban. part of the insecurities coming across from the structures that nato and america created in afghanistan. there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> steve: what a nice way to say thank you. >> it is absolutely not the united states' fault. he is the most ungrateful and greedy and corrupt leader that we do business with anywhere on earth. it is absolutely appalling. it is such an affront to all the sacrifice we've made. the siphoning off of foreign aid by afghan nationals associated with the karzai government is well established. >> brian: here is the thin
to russia. more on the seemingly cold war era story up next. anncr: some politicians seem to think medicare and... social security are just numbers in a budget. well, we worked hard for those benefits. we earned them. and if washington tries to cram decisions about the future... of these programs into a last minute budget deal... we'll all pay the price. aarp is fighting to protect seniors with responsible... solutions that strengthen medicarend... social security for generations to come. we can do better than a last minute deal... that would hurt all of us. >>> this is kind of like something out of a cold war spy novel. you have someone in trouble for trying to give information to the russians. want to bring in chris lawrence at the pentagon to talk about how this all unfolded. chris. >> reporter: well, basically, suzanne, he thought that he was giving this information over to russian spies when in actuality he was handing it over to undercover fbi agents who had been tracking him. what he allegedly gave them was a document that described the procedures you would use and the specific techn
them that, you give them a huge boost. we'll see how japan, china, russia, south korea reacts now. stephen yates, thank you. >> thank you. bill: to viewers at home, hemmer@foxnews.com is the e-mail. on twitter shoot a tweet to @billhemmer, because you asked, bya. we'll see where this goes next. martha: they said they had to pass the health care law and find the details in it and be so pleased the way it will work. now we know there is hidden fee in the health care law. i will have to pay it. it is not pocket change actually. bill: all of us, right? martha: yep. bill: a key suspect in the murder of border patrol agent brian terry will be sentenced later today. terry's family, as you can imagine they are watching and they are reacting already. >> they chose to take the shopping list of deadly weapons. .50 caliber sniper rifles, ak-47s, m-16s. and go shopping for the drug cartels. lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that
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